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Gentoo 2012


ERPXE Module

  • Name: - Gentoo
  • Version: 2012

Plugin type

Plugin type
Gentoo Anti-Virus Deployment Diagnostics OS Installation Live Media Recovery Tools
No No No Yes No No

Plugin Requirments

Plugin Requirments
Gentoo CIFS HTTP Internet NFS Linux OS Windows OS
No No No Yes Yes Yes

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Special Information

Gentoo Linux is a computer operating system built on top of the Linux kernel and based on the Portage package management system.

It is distributed as free and open source software.

Unlike a conventional software distribution, the user compiles the source code locally according to their chosen configuration.

Where source-code is available, Portage normally supplies no precompiled binaries, continuing in the tradition of the ports collection.

The development project and its products are named after the fastest-swimming penguin, the Gentoo, to reflect the potential speed improvements of machine-specific optimization.

Gentoo package management is designed to be modular, portable, easy to maintain, flexible, and optimized for the user's machine.

Gentoo describes itself as a meta-distribution, "because of its near-unlimited adaptability", in that the majority of users have configurations and sets of installed programs which are unique to themselves.

Linux Installation Instructions

Download gentoo12-ARCH-XXX.tar.gz to /

extract gentoo12-ARCH-XXX.tar.gz file:

tar -xvzf gentoo12-ARCH-XXX.tar.gz

Download Gentoo 2012 ISO Latest Version to /mnt/ :

Mount ISO file to temporary location (/mnt/cdrom/)

mkdir /mnt/cdrom/
mount -o loop /mnt/install-ARCH-minimal.iso /mnt/cdrom/

Gentoo x86: Copy gentoo.igz , gentoo , image.squashfs to appropriate directory: (LOWER CASE ONLY!)

cp /mnt/cdrom/isolinux/gentoo /tftpboot/er/plugins/gentoo/i386/gentoo
cp /mnt/cdrom/isolinux/gentoo.igz /tftpboot/er/plugins/gentoo/i386/gentoo.igz
cp /mnt/cdrom/image.squashfs /tftpboot/er/shares/gentoo/i386/image.squashfs

Gentoo x64: Copy gentoo.igz , gentoo , image.squashfs to appropriate directory: (LOWER CASE ONLY!)

cp /mnt/cdrom/isolinux/gentoo /tftpboot/er/plugins/gentoo/x86_64/gentoo
cp /mnt/cdrom/isolinux/gentoo.igz /tftpboot/er/plugins/gentoo/x86_64/gentoo.igz
cp /mnt/cdrom/image.squashfs /tftpboot/er/shares/gentoo/x86_64/image.squashfs

Verify files with filelist.txt in each folder.

All Done!